In Europe, most countries, including Canada, possess a grandiose heraldic symbol called the National crest or the Coat of Arms. This coat of arms often shows on documents or materials such as passports, wax seals or government publications.
The Canada’ coat of arms is such as a complex and detailed image which is closely similar to the coat of arms belonging to the Britain that has been used since the 17th century.
The symbolism of the crest is significantly British as it entails an English lion as well as a Scottish unicorn in possession of a shield which shows the medieval icons of the Scottish, English and Irish peoples from the British Isles.
Also, it has the French’s fleur-de-lis as well as the Canada’s maple leaves. A medley of plants that represents English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish is shown at the feet of a creature.
The animal is positioned beneath the flags of the United Kingdom as well as the medieval France, which represents the two fundamental countries of contemporary Canada.